Leadership and the American Presidency Program

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The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of individual liberty, economic opportunity, global democracy, and national pride. This new program of the Reagan Institute endeavors to build on the past success of nonpartisan civic education initiatives.  

Based in Washington, DC, the experiential and immersive for-credit college course focuses on leadership development using the unique lens the Presidential Leadership Journey.  In a comprehensive program, students will spend a semester or summer living and learning in the nation’s capital, interning in an engaging setting aligned with their interests, skills and goals. Through Leadership and the American Presidency, students will examine real history, studying leadership at historical sites. Students will also interact with real leaders, meeting with the most influential thought leaders of today.  Finally, students will be challenged with real world case studies and authentic scenarios that will test and improve their abilities as leaders.  The Reagan Institute offers many generous scholarships to students and is committed to providing assistance for any student who applies. 

The deadline for the Spring Semester is November 10th, 2016 and applications for the Summer are now open.

Visit to learn more about the program and begin an online application. 


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  • Created By: Amy D'Unger
  • Created: 09/27/2016
  • Modified By: Kayleigh Haskin
  • Modified: 09/27/2016


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